The Michigan version of the Conservative Political Action Conference hosted an even this past weekend called the Freedom Summit and it featured some of the most extreme wingnuts imaginable, including Jim Garrow and Paul Vallely. I’ve written at length about both of them. Appearing with them were many Republican state legislators, who apparently don’t care how far out on the fringe or how appalling their views are as long as they can appeal to the far-right base.
Among the “mainstream” Republicans who don’t mind sharing the stage with a guy who claims Obama tried to nuke South Carolina to kill 280 million Americans at the behest of George Soros, that Obama is in contact with aliens, that he’s going to have Canada invade the United States and that he’s going to declare himself the 12th imam: Republican National Committee member Dave Agema and state Sen. Tom McMillin. Which just goes to prove that there is no such thing as too extreme for today’s GOP.